BOTOX® is currently one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the nation. Minimally-invasive and capable of producing remarkable results within a very short period of time, BOTOX® is ideal for people who want to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and more without any cutting or major risks of side effects. It works by blocking the nerves that cause facial muscles to contract, thereby, smoothing the treated areas out almost instantly.
How BOTOX® Reduces the Signs of Aging
Muscles beneath facial areas that are prone to developing fine lines and wrinkles contract hundreds of times per day. These muscles are put in action each time a new facial expression is made, when words are spoken and when foods are chewed. Their constant contracting invariably leads to the development of noticeable creases over time.
BOTOX® injections temporarily immobilizes the muscles that are responsible for fine lines and wrinkles. As the muscles relax, the related creases smooth out for an even, youthful look.
Getting BOTOX® Injections
BOTOX® injections take mere minutes. In fact, this treatment is fast and simple enough to be performed during your lunch break. We will assess your facial structure and take note of the areas that are showing the most obvious signs of creasing.
Before injections are made, a light numbing solution may be applied in order to minimize discomfort. Ice can also be used as an alternative or supplementary numbing agent. The injectable solution will then be carefully inserted into targeted areas in an outpatient procedure that typically lasts between 15 and 20 minutes.
What to Expect
After your treatment is complete, you’ll be free to return to your normal activities. Although the full results will not be immediately apparent, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in the contours of your face on the very same day. After five to seven days have passed, you’ll see remarkable changes in the treated areas and can enjoy a smooth, youthful-looking visage for up to six months.
As full functionality is restored to the treated muscles, fine lines and wrinkles will start to reappear. Treatments can be repeated as needed once every four to six months. The good news is that many people find that facial creases are significantly minimized with each procedure, given that repeated BOTOX® injections gradually train the targeted muscles to maintain a more relaxed state.
Patients are advised against rubbing or scratching the treated area for up to 12 hours after their treatments are complete.
Contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.